Skip to Content

Homemade Fish Seasoning

Sharing is caring!

Add some flavor to your fish dinners with this simple homemade fish seasoning. Made with a blend of dried spices and herbs, it’s a great addition to your pantry and so easy to make!

Close up of the seasonings in a small white bowl.

This post contains affiliate links, please read my full disclaimer here.

Full Recipe Ingredients/Instructions are available in the 
recipe card at the bottom of the post. 
You can find important tips/tricks in the
blog post.

If you are looking for an easy way to liven up your fish suppers, then I’ve got you covered with this delicious homemade fish seasoning. Inspired by the Caribbean fish seasoning I’ve seen in the markets, this blend is homemade and so easy to make.

You just need a few dried herbs and spices to effortlessly add flavor to cod, salmon, mahi mahi, and anything else you fancy. Be sure to make up extra to have it on hand whenever you need it!

Be sure to try my Chicken Seasoning and Ranch Seasoning too!

How to make fish seasoning

Simply mix together your herbs and spices and it’s ready to use, or store for later use.

Fish seasoning in a white bowl with a small measuring spoon.

How do you use it?

This seasoning makes it so easy to add flavor to your fish fillets. Simply sprinkle about 2 teaspoons per pound of fish over the fillets and then cook as you normally would. If you prefer a wet marinade, you can mix the seasoning with a tablespoon or two of oil and cover the fish with it for 30 minutes before cooking. This seasoning works great with all kinds of fish, I especially like it with cod.

I like to use this seasoning with my oven-baked fish recipe and this air fryer fish recipe.

How long does it keep?

Store this seasoning mix in an airtight jar or container and keep it in your cupboard out of direct sunlight. Don’t refrigerate it as this can dull the flavors. Depending on the freshness of your ingredients, this will keep well for 3 to 6 months, so be sure to make a big batch!

Why make your own seasonings?

I very rarely buy ready mixed seasonings from the store. Making your own is much more budget-friendly, plus you get to make it just to your tastes. You can add in different dried herbs like parsley or dill, or add in a little cayenne if you like things spicy! It also has a great shelf life, so I always have jars on hand in my cupboard for every occasion!

Herbs and spices in a bowl next to fish fillets.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if you like. Change the serving size in the recipe card below to modify the ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container for future uses. Keep it in a cupboard out of direct sunlight.
  • Use 1.5 – 2 tsp per 1 lb of fish.
  • Make sure that your ingredients aren’t stale. Rub a little of each between your fingers, if they release an aroma they are good to use.
The seasonings layered in a small glass jar.

More Seasoning Recipes

The seasonings in a white bowl before being mixed.
Print Pin
5 from 1 vote

Homemade Fish Seasoning

Add some flavor to your fish dinners with this simple homemade fish seasoning. Made with a blend of dried spices and herbs, it's a great addition to your pantry and so easy to make!
Course Seasoning
Cuisine American
Keyword dry seasoning for fish, fish seasoning recipe, seasoning for fish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 15kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt*
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice

Instructions

  • Mix ingredients in a bowl. Enjoy 🙂

Notes

  • Kosher salt is generally less salty than table salt. You can sub the kosher salt with table salt, but cut the salt in half. 
  • Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe if you like. Change the serving size in the recipe card below to modify the ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container for future uses. Keep it in a cupboard out of direct sunlight.
  • Use 1.5 – 2 tsp per 1 lb of fish.
  • Make sure that your ingredients aren’t stale. Rub a little of each between your fingers, if they release an aroma they are good to use.

Nutrition

Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3491mg | Potassium: 63mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg
My Southern Air Fryer ECookbookFind all my Top Southern Air Fryer recipes in one place! My Southern Air Fryer ECookbook!
Subscribe to my YouTubeSubscribe to my YouTube Channel for full length recipe videos. Click the bell icon to be notified when I upload a new video.
Tried this recipe? Share on InstagramMention @Myforkinglife or tag #myforkinglife!
Although myforkinglife.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Under no circumstances will myforkinglife.com be responsible for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information.

Sharing is caring!

Cooked turey wings and gravy ready to serve.
Previous
Smothered Turkey Wings
Baked fish fillets on a baking sheet with a fork.
Next
Easy Oven-Baked Fish
Recipe Rating




Gayle

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Way way too much salt! Leave it out entirely as the other spices make it salty enough. Just totally ruined some nice filets :(

Tanya

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

Hi Gayle, I use Kosher salt (Diamond Crystal Kosher Salt) in this recipe. Kosher salt is less salty than table salt. If you make this recipe as written with table salt, it will be too salty. I'll update the notes to explain this. Thanks so much.

K. D.

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Too much salt! Change to 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 Tablespoon of Garlic powder, and no thyme or allspice!

Tanya

Wednesday 25th of May 2022

Hi K.D., Kosher salt is used in this recipe, rather than iodized salt. Caribbean fish seasoning, which this fish seasoning is inspired by, has thyme and allspice, as they are some of the main ingredients in Caribbean cuisine.

Hilah Johnson Pembleton

Monday 23rd of May 2022

Learning to cook